FAQ for the MP5120A Drive

Information on bundled software
with the RICOH Asian retail model

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B's Recorder GOLD / B's CLiP fromBHA software


'HD Back-up' work with B's Recorder GOLD for DVD+RW media?

Yes. With version 3.04 or greater, B's Gold supports the HD backup function for DVD+RW media.

Can B's Recorder GOLD create a bootable DVD+RW disc?

Yes. With version 3.04 or greater, it will be able to create a bootable DVD+RW disc.

After running B's Recorder GOLD, even when I put a CD-ROM disc into my MP5120 drive, nothing appears on Windows Explorer.

While the drive is being used by B's Recorder GOLD as a recorder drive, the drive will not appear on Windows Explorer.
This is a specification of the software, the drive will appear again after you quit B's Recorder Gold.

When you are going to copy a disc and the PC does not have another CD-ROM drive, it is better to use the 'CD Back-up' function. This function allows you to copy using only one DVD+RW/CD-RW drive by creating an image file on the HDD.

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The eject button will not work after I wrote some data with B's CLiP. How can I eject the disc?

This is a specification of B's CLiP. You can eject the media using the software.
Right-mouse click on the B's CLiP icon on the Task Bar, and choose Eject.

The LED of the drive blinks all the time, after I formated a DVD+RW disc with B's CLiP. Is that OK?

There is no problem. DVD+RW formatting with B's CLiP software will take only about one minute, and then it will allow you to use the DVD+RW disc. Because the formatting will actually continue in the background while the drive is not used, the LED will blink during the process. It will take about 20 or 30 minutes.
Even while the LED is blinking, you will be able to eject the disc at anytime.

Can CD-R media be used with B's CLiP?

No, CD-R media cannot be used.
This is a specification of the software. Please use CD-RW media or DVD+RW media for packet writing.
For using CD-R media, it is better to write with B's Recorder GOLD.

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Can CD-RW/DVD+RW media written using B's CLiP software be read by other CD/DVD-ROM drives?

Both of the following are required for reading.
  • Support for the Multi-read function by the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  • B'sCLiP UDF reader must be installed on the PC that is connected to the CD/DVD-ROM drive you are using to read.
Further information and the B'sCLiP UDF reader will be available from the BHA software's web site.

How can I erase a DVD+RW disc, returning it to the blank state?

You can do it with B's Recorder Gold.
After starting B's Gold and then putting a DVD+RW disc, go to [Disc] - [Erase] at menu bar, and choose the option, 'Erase the entire disc'.

How long does it take to erase a DVD+RW disc?

With the option, 'Erase the entire disc', it will take around 30-40 minutes to erase a disc using B's Gold 3.1x or greater.

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While I'm erasing a DVD+RW disc, the LED keeps blinking all the time. Is that OK?

It is quite normal that an LED light blinks while erasing a DVD+RW disc.

After erasing a DVD+RW disc with B's Gold, Windows Explorer shows the media has only 1.99 GB free.

It is quite normal that a blank DVD+RW disc appears to have only 1.99 GB free. This is dependent on the Windows OS. You can see the remaining space on a disc with B's Gold. Go to [Disc] - [Information], it will show a free space on the disc.

B's CLiP should have asked me to choose an option when ejecting the DVD+RW disc I had just written. However, no message appeared.

The reason for the message with some options will be because background formatting has not been completed yet.
After background formatting is completed, it is normal that no message appears when a DVD+RW disc is ejected.

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Is there any help avilable for B's Recorder GOLD or B's CLiP?

Please visit our Operations Guide for DVD+RW , or you can find further information at the following.
BHA web site:

MyDVD fromSonic


After running the MyDVD Tutorial, a lot of icons appeared.

This may be because the version of Flash Player from Macromedia you are using is not the latest.
We have a report that display is not normal with version 4.028.0 of 'swflash.ocx' installed. We also have a report that with version everything will display correctly.
'swflash.ocx' is located at:
[Windows98SE, WindowsMe] \Windows\system\macromed\flash
[Windows2000] \Winnt\system32\macromed\flash
The latest version of FlashPlayer will be available at Macromedia's web site.


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Is My DVD able to write in additional data onto a DVD+RW written already?

When you use a DVD+RW disc written with some data already, MyDVD will ask you for permission to overwrite that data. Click OK, and the data written already will be erased and new data will be written over it.

Can MyDVD be used in editing video data?

No, it cannot. For editing video data, other software is required.
For details on the features of MyDVD, please consult the manual.

Is there any other information about MyDVD available?

You will find further information at the following location.

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